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Waterloo Tea is committed to an ongoing exploration of the world's finest teas.

Curate a portfolio of the best teas of each origin and processing style. Brew these teas to perfection.
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Matcha Love - 20% off in March 2019

March 08, 2019

Matcha  So, what is all the fuss about?Why has matcha been the growth tea over each of the last three years?   1) Unique With other leaf teas you drink the infusion that is created from brewing the teas, whatever is extracted by adding the hot water is what you will drink. These compounds include caffeine, theanine, catechins and other polyphenols and antioxidants. With matcha powder, you essentially dissolve the powder into the liquid and ingest the whole tea leaves. It is reported that the concentration of the above compounds is five times higher in matcha.  2) Who? The high levels of theanine lead to an ambient alertness that is prized by those wishing to remain focused - traditionally this was...

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Ten Years and Counting...!

February 04, 2019

It was December of 2008 when we launched our project. 10 years on, we are going stronger and better than ever before (we think!). Thank you for your support. Here are a few of our favourite things...   Tea Launching the UK Tea Brewers Cup and opening a forum of collaboration between our peers in the Tea Industry. This was followed up by the World Tea Brewers Cup in Dublin staged at the same time as the World Barista Championships.   Importing and curating our tea portfolios to be able to offer something for everyone - from the novice to the connoisseur. Working with small farms in Asia, and often offering them a route to export for the very first...

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Voted No.1 - City of Arcades

October 07, 2018

It was a very proud moment for us to be voted top in a recent public poll on their favourite store in the historical arcades in the centre of Cardiff. Winding through the centre of the city, the arcades act as a home for many of the city's independents and are a point of difference for visitors to the city. Next time you are in the centre, spend a day working your way through the many jewels that can be found in amongst the arcades. You can read more about the City of Arcades project here. 

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